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Patient throughput and mortality rate in a trauma service.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2354329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trauma centre standards of the American College of Surgeons set a minimum annual volume of cases for trauma surgeons. The volume requirement, however, lacks an objective basis. The author reviews a personal series of cases revealing considerably lower volume than recommended, while injury severity and mortality were comparable to published data. No death was considered preventable on review. Possibly, lower individual caseloads are acceptable for trauma surgeons.
M F Schiowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1990 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-20     Completed Date:  1990-07-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Pennsylvania.
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MeSH Terms
Injury Severity Score
Middle Aged
Patient Admission
Pennsylvania / epidemiology
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
Trauma Centers / standards*,  utilization
Wounds and Injuries / mortality,  surgery*

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